ESnet to Discuss Innovative Projects at LHC Meetings this Week at CERN

December 10, 2012


At a series of meetings this week focusing on computing and networking in support of research on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, ESnet staff members Chin Guok and Inder Monga will discuss how ESnet is developing and deploying network services to support large-scale science.

At the two-day ATLAS Distributed Computing Tier-1/Tier-2/Tier-3 Jamboree, Chin Guok will discuss “Intelligent Network Services.” In his invited talk on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Guok will provide an overview of scientific workflows, their requirements, and existing (and conceptual) technologies that can meet these requirements.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Inder Monga will discuss “Software Defined Networking for Big-Data Science” at the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) Grid Deployment Board meeting.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, Monga will attend the LHCONE Point-to-Point Service Workshop along with Guok, ESnet Director Greg Bell and ESnet Senior Advisor Bill Johnston. Monga will give a talk on "Introduction to Bandwidth on Demand concepts.”

In conjunction with his visit to CERN, Johnston will also give a talk on “Enabling high throughput in widely distributed data management and analysis systems: Lessons from the LHC” to members of the Deutsches Forschungsnetz (DFN), the German Research Network, on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

ESnet provides U.S. scientists participating in LHC with critical network links to the two Tier 1 data storage sites in the U.S. – Fermilab in Illinois and Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. All data stored at the two sites is accessed at least in part via ESnet.